Window on Healing

How artistry, a camera and a great view
helped one woman battle cancer

By: William R. Levesque
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A life-changing visitor

Art Therapist_MCM_8061 Using a variety of media, Dylan Klempner, a UF Health Shands artist-in-residence, helped Cindy tap into her inner healing powers. Mindy C. Miller

Mom tries to make it right

POST_July:Aug_Cover3 Cindy channeled her pain and anxiety over her procedures into powerful art. Courtesy photo

Making the view a healing tool

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“That’s what we’ve been sitting here doing for six weeks, looking out the damn window.”
triptic of patient Cindy captured key stages of her chemotherapy treatment: the start, when she lost her hair and her last day, when doctors and nurses gave her a cake and sang “Happy end of chemo to you!”

Making the view a healing tool

Small changes make a big difference

New hospitals UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital & UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Coming in 2017
img002 Cindy and her mother, Della, are back to where they want to be, enjoying life.

Beautiful, and yet terrible